Major sporting trophies on display at Ascot
Last Updated: October 17, 2013 8:32am
The Ryder Cup, Senior TT Trophy and F1 Driver's Championship Trophy are late additions to the stellar line-up of famous sporting trophies on display at Ascot, together worth over £1 million.
Many of the world's most famous sporting trophies, including The FA Cup, The Ashes urn, the Rugby League Challenge Cup, the Calcutta Cup, the Jules Rimet 1966 Football World Cup and the Ryder Cup will be on display at a special one-day exhibition at Ascot Racecourse on QIPCO British Champions Day (19th October). Stringent security arrangements and specialist insurance cover have been necessary for the trophies which together are worth over £1 million.
The full list is as follows:
• The Jules Rimet Trophy (won by Bobby Moore's England team at the 1966 World Cup)
• The FA Cup (Wigan Athletic)
• The Ashes urn and Waterford Crystal Trophy (England)
• The Rugby League Challenge Cup (Wigan Warriors)
• The Calcutta Cup (England)
• The World Snooker Championship Trophy (Ronnie O'Sullivan)
• The Ryder Cup (Europe)
• The Senior TT Trophy (John McGuinness)
• The F1 Driver's Championship Trophy (Lewis Hamilton/McLaren)
• The Sid Waddell Trophy (PDC World Darts - Phil Taylor)
• A signed Team Sky Jersey
• The European Player of the Year Award - Ballon d'Or - won by Michael Owen (plus 5 other awards)
• The Champion Jump Jockey Trophy (AP McCoy)
• The BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award (AP McCoy)
• The Champion Flat Jockey Trophy (Richard Hughes)
• The Champion Flat Trainer Trophy (John Gosden)
• The Champion Flat Owner Trophy (Godolphin)
• The Champion Jump Trainer Trophy (Nicky Henderson)
• The Cartier Horse of the Year Awards (2) for Frankel (plus 9 other trophies)
• The silver salver for the 2013 QIPCO Champion Stakes.
This one-day public display aims to celebrate many of the most significant achievements in British sport, both recent and historical, on a day when British horseracing decides its champions of the season. The last time so many national sporting trophies were displayed together was over half a century ago at an exhibition in London in 1956.
Rod Street, Chief Executive of British Champions Series, said, "QIPCO British Champions Day has, in just two short years, become one of the world's most important race days so it's fitting that some of the most iconic trophies from other sports are on show alongside racing's most coveted prizes.
"Champions Day is one of the highlights of the autumn sporting calendar and the exhibition celebrates the sporting achievements of some of our greatest champions. We're indebted to the organisations and individuals who've agreed to participate, ensuring that our Day is a true celebration of Great British sport."
Security arrangements for the exhibition are under wraps as the trophies on
display are so valuable. This has required specialist insurance cover arranged by leading private client broker Weatherbys Hamilton.